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Old 05-05-2015, 06:22 AM   #291
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Looks good, mine are packed! My rear compartment holds my hoses, toolbox,10x10 tent, 4' table, patio mat, wood blocks, lynx levelers and some other miscellaneous stuff!

As far as the top bunk ya if i dropped it dwn a tad, bottom would loose headroom. My kids are10 and 8 though. Ill prolly only open the ladder part up if my son complains hes stuffy in there from lack of air flo.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:41 AM   #292
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If you open up the ladder area, you'd also have to make a new curtain and extend the slide mechanism for it.
I would have been in favor of dropping both bunks about 4" to give the top bunk more head room to sit upright. My 8yo daughter has smacked her head a few times in the night.


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Old 05-05-2015, 01:50 PM   #293
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We dont really use the curtains too much, just my 8yo dwn there. Bathroom door is always open at night too so that closes in that bunk from air flo for us.
I think im slowing down for now, cc bill always has too much on it lately lol
Still wanna caddy corner the bathroom mirror! 6 day work weeks put a damper on alot of things!
Next trip may 21st!
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Old 05-05-2015, 04:36 PM   #294
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We dont really use the curtains too much, just my 8yo dwn there. Bathroom door is always open at night too so that closes in that bunk from air flo for us.
I think im slowing down for now, cc bill always has too much on it lately lol
Still wanna caddy corner the bathroom mirror! 6 day work weeks put a damper on alot of things!
Next trip may 21st!

Hahaha... I hear ya... The wife said the other day If Amazon hits their projections this quarter, she knows why. I think the final mod for now will be the Fantastic Vent cover. We were just informed we needed a new a/c unit at the house... Current one was only 9 years old... Bummed. So, going to put the shower surround and other smaller things on hold.



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Old 05-05-2015, 04:46 PM   #295
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How difficult is the fantastic fan upgrade? I'm thinking of pulling h trigger on that one before our Memorial Day trip. I'll probably add the cover too.

Maybe take a look at the stove exhaust hood mod too...


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How difficult is the fantastic fan upgrade? I'm thinking of pulling h trigger on that one before our Memorial Day trip. I'll probably add the cover too.

Maybe take a look at the stove exhaust hood mod too...


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The actual "Fantastic Fan" brand upgrade requires pulling out the entire housing, including pulling up the roof caulking. That was too much of a risk for us (it would probably void warranty, in our opinion).
The Heng's Vortex fan replacement requires just pulling the fan and motor and replacing it with the new system. It can all be completed from inside, but it's much easier if one person can work from the roof (once you have it wired up) to hold the fan and tuck wires in.
I found a thread on here where someone gave their step-by-step on the install. Between that and the instructions, it wasn't too bad. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being easy)... Technical difficulty of disassembling the current fan and reconnecting the Vortex, I would put at 1. It's just combining a few wires with two wire nuts... I used weatherproof wire nuts from Home Depot. Now... As for lining up the holes, getting the wires tucked in, holding it and getting the screws put back in, I'd put that part of it a difficulty of 8, if you're alone. Reinstall with a partner... difficulty would have been a 2 or 3. About an hour project.

Installation of the Fantastic Vent cover is pretty easy too. We put one on our last camper and it went no problem. About an hour project.


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Thanks KDHfan!


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Old 05-09-2015, 08:48 AM   #298
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After replacing the burlap bag filled with foam (mattress) with a full length queen, ultra pillow top from Sam's Club, the wife still wasn't happy with her nights sleep... So we added the 3" memory foam we used in the Rockwood. Wow... Awesome nights sleep. We're back to looking forward to camping to get a good nights sleep.
Anyone else replace their mattress?


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Old 05-09-2015, 08:53 AM   #299
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Potential new Apex owner/Apex 288BH info

Purchased one of these guys a few weeks ago. Perfect for those of us without a slideout awning. Sweep off the awning before brining it in, and get to the roof anytime you need to.

Professional Heavy Duty 10.5 ft Aluminum Extension Telescopic Contractor Ladder Type 330 lbs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B1WQQRM..._FkGtvb0NEH05Q

And this compliments the ladder well to clean off the top of your slide... A brush on one side for leaves, sticks and dirt... A squeegee on the other side in case there's some water laying.

Hopkins 2610XM Super Extender 52" Snowbroom - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0016GRTVU..._soGtvb1J1AH5D


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Anyone else replace their mattress?

We're planning on it. Tried the topper first but it's still not good enough. Did you get standard queen length or short? I want the extra length. Does it need an extension at the bottom to support it or just let it hang.


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